The growth of e-commerce deliveries on residential streets and for-hire vehicle trips throughout the city have changed the way New Yorker’s use our curbs. As demands on the City’s limited amount of curb space continues to grow, trucks, delivery vehicles, and personal vehicles need safe ways to access the curbs while not blocking traffic, including on bus routes or in bike lanes.
NYC DOT’s Neighborhood Loading Zone (NLZ) program aims to reduce double parking on narrow residential streets by providing space at the curb for activities such as:
- Package deliveries by commercial vehicles
- Taxi and car service pick-up and drop-off
- Active loading and unloading of personal vehicles
Providing dedicated curb space for these activities during daytime and evening hours will help to reduce double parking as well as other unwanted standing behaviors, creating a safer and more efficient environment for all road users. Neighborhood Loading Zones aims to help reduce conflicts between trucks and cyclists, improve bus travel times, and better serve all of the activities that occur on our city’s streets.
Neighborhood Loading Zones are located in all five boroughs, specific locations listed below.
- W 15th St (6th Ave to 8th Ave)
- W 16th St (9th Ave to 6th Ave)
Upper West Side
- West End Ave (W 79th St to W 95th St)
- Gerard Ave (E 153rd St to E 167th St)
- Tremont Ave (Morris Ave to Sedgwick Ave)
- Manhattan Ave (Ainslie St to Bayard St)
- 74th St (37th Ave to 31st Ave)
- 108th St (52nd Ave to Roosevelt Ave)
- Richmond Terrace (Jersey St to Westervelt Ave)
- St. Marks Pl (Fort Pl to Wall St), Staten Island